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Old 09-23-2017, 11:48 PM   #21
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Hopefully the photos will show up once they've been moderated. (I'm still new 'round these parts. 8-)
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:52 PM   #22
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I hope so too, I would like to see them.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:03 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by rwoynaro View Post
I use my segway as a EPMAD (electronic personal mobility assistive device) all the time and have used it in many many museums, fairs, etc. Most recently the Air and Space museum in Dulles plus the Lincoln Memorial in DC. I have a seat on it and a visible handicap placard and have not been denied entrance to date. I have been questioned maybe 2X, once by a security guard at a museum and once at Target by an over-zealous mgr. They both said basically "do you need that thing" and I said "yep, it's my wheelchair" and they said " have a good day." I think it's a great idea to keep the regs handy in case you end up needing it. Just being prepared, you give the impression you know more than they do and they invariably back down and go away.
Good for you! The more people who go out and about with their EPMADs, the easier it will be or all of us. I'm still learning to ride mine well enough to venture into public. It would be awful to explain the ADA to someone and then go plowing into someone or something.
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